The past two years have changed a lot of things around us. And there’s little doubt that technology played a central role during the testing times. It not only ensured that the work didn’t get interrupted, but also helped one stay connected with their loved ones, be entertained, and explore their hobbies, among other things. We also found a perfect use-case for tablets – letting people unwind after a long day of work by watching movies or reading books on a device that’s larger than a smartphone, and can be used on a couch or bed easily.
Hence, it’s not surprising to see brands introducing slates to cater to the growing consumer need. Xiaomi India is also jumping into the fray as it has just taken covers off its first-ever tablet in the mainstream segment, aptly dubbed Redmi Pad. It has a powerful set of specs – a 26.95cm (10.61″) display, the MediaTek Helio G99 processor, and an 8,000mAh battery. Here’s why the Redmi Pad is a tablet that impresses in every aspect.
Super-fast, yet battery-efficient
One of the biggest complaints against a lot of tablets is that they don’t feature a powerful or latest chipset. Well, that’s not the case with the Redmi Pad. It draws power from the latest and most powerful chipset in the MediaTek Helio G series. The MediaTek Helio G99 is an octa-core chipset, with its two Cortex-A76 cores running at 2.2GHz. The remaining six cores are tuned at 2.0GHz and take care of standard tasks. Along with sheer power, the processor focuses on power savings as well with its 6nm fabrication.
Graphics are handled by Mali-G57 MC2 GPU, which ensures smooth video rendering or gaming experience. Speaking of gaming, the G99 also offers MediaTek HyperEngine 2.0 Lite which promises uninterrupted playing.
For quickly switching between apps, the slate comes with up to 6GB RAM and 128GB built-in memory, along with a microSD card slot for storage expansion of up to 1TB.
A multimedia theater on the go
Since a tablet is mainly a consumption device, it’s crucial for it to have an immersive panel. Well, the Redmi Pad doesn’t disappoint in this regard with its large 26.95cm (10.61″) display. The screen features an impressive 2K resolution with a 15:9 aspect ratio and Widevine L1 support, making sure that visuals are sharp and vibrant. Then there’s support for a 90Hz refresh rate to offer speedy navigation and responsive gaming.
You can comfortably use the slate at night without worrying about damaging your eyes, thanks to low light certification TÜV Rheinland and in-built SGS eye protection. To deliver a wholesome multimedia experience, the sound is equally important. You’d be glad to know that the Redmi Pad ships with quad stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos.
Further adding to the uninterrupted leisure time, the Redmi Pad offers two months of Free YouTube Premium for you to enjoy endless videos and music at no cost.
Features a battery with an impressive stamina
If you are worried that the Redmi Pad won’t be able to accompany you for binge-watching your favourite series or a movie marathon, then fret not. It packs in a strong 8,000mAh cell that’s claimed to offer 21+ hours of video playback, or 12+ hours of gaming, or 8+ days of music plaback. Thankfully, it wouldn’t be required to be charged overnight as it supports 18W fast charging. Its retail box comes bundled with a 22.5W adapter.
A robust and attractive design
Despite packing loaded specs, the Redmi Pad doesn’t compromise on portability or durability. It offers a metal unibody design along with a great in-hand feel. It measures only 7.05mm thin and weighs just 465 grams. The sleek stylish pad is available in Graphite Gray, Moonlight Silver, and Mint Green hues.
Capable cameras, intuitive software, and more
The back of the Redmi Pad hosts an 8-megapixel camera. It should come in handy for scanning documents or if you urgently need to capture photos or videos. Video calling or e-learning would be a delight with an 8MP 105-degree ultra-wide sensor at the front. The new FocusFrame technology on the front camera can automatically track the subjects when they join a video call and keep them in the center even if the subject is moving during the call.
To make the most of a tablet, the software should offer user-friendly features. The Redmi Pad gets that right too, as it boots MIUI 13 running atop Android 12. With features like Split Screen, Floating Windows, and Multi-Window, users would be able to harness the large screen of Redmi’s offering quite well. It offers 3 years of security updates, 2 versions of Android and MIUI updates over a span of three years to aid the overall performance experience
The Redmi Pad also scores high on the connectivity features. It ships with dual-band Wi-Fi 5 support and Bluetooth 5.3 to connect to accessories like headphones and keyboards.
An attractive display, powerful internals, and a long-lasting battery… packed into a sleek and stylish design. There’s no denying that the Redmi Pad ensures that it has everything you could ask from a tablet, and then some more. Making it even more attractive is its asking price of Rs 14,999 for the 3GB RAM model. The 4GB and 6GB versions will set you back by Rs 17,999 and 19,999, respectively. It’s available to buy from Flipkart, Mi.com, and Mi Homes.